Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator

The Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator allows you to calculate the cost of a product after deducting VAT. So, if you enter a product price of $ 100.00 and select a VAT rate of 3% you will see the Net Price ($ 97.09 in this reverse VAT example) and the VAT amount ($ 2.91 in this reverse VAT example).

If you are looking to add VAT to your product for VAT inclusive sales rates in Kenya then please use the Kenya VAT Calculator here.

Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator
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Quick Reverse Kenya VAT Calculation
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=Total Price inc. VAT
Kenya Reverse VAT Table


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The Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator is useful for calculating the net price of goods, services and products which are subject to VAT (Value Added Tax) in Kenya. This is useful for calculating how much VAT is applied on a certain product and for retailers to see how much VAT they must allow for when calculating the sales price of goods. The calculator allows quick reverse VAT calculations and more detailed reverse VAT calculations with multiple items, product/service descriptions with a running total so you can see the VAT due on each product/service and the total VAT due in Kenya in 2023. Once you have calculated the VAT due, you can print the document or email the VAT document to yourself for later reference.

Kenya VAT formula

Kenya VAT Calculator. This image shows the Kenya flag and information relating to the VAT formula used for calculating Value Added Tax in Kenya using the Kenya VAT Calculator in 2023

Value Added Tax in Kenya is calculated using the following VAT formula:

VAT = a x b/100


  • a = The product/service that is subject to VAT in Kenya.
  • b = The relevenat rate of VAT in Kenya associated with the product/service.

VAT Rates in Kenya

The table below specifies the relevent VAT rates applicable in Kenya, these were last updated in line with the published VAT rates in 2023.

Kenya VAT Rates
VAT RateVAT Description
3%Turnover Tax (business below the VAT registration threshold)
0%VAT Exempt
0%Zero Rated
16%Standard Rate

How to revrse calculate VAT in Kenya

You can view the calculator inline or full screen. The inline view displays the calculator surrounded by the normal menus and links to other tools and supporting information. The full screen view removes or the unnecessary information so you can focus solely on using the Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator. The following step-by-step guides to calculating VAT online with the Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator covers all the functions within the Reverse VAT calculator:

How to complete a Quick Reverse VAT Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select "Quick VAT Calculation".
  3. Enter the Product/Service Price.
  4. Enter the Appropriate VAT Rate.
  5. Press "Calculate VAT".

The Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator will provide a table which specifies the product/service price, the product/service VAT amount due and the total cost of the product or service in Kenya. You can print/email this table as required.

How to complete a Detailed Reverse VAT Calculation

  1. Select Normal View or Full Screen View.
  2. Select "Detailed VAT Calculation".
  3. [Optional] enter the name of the product or service for which you wish to calculate VAT.
  4. Enter the number of units being sold (3 bags, 5 SEO guest post packages, 2 new cars, 1 annual tax return etc.).
  5. Enter the price of the product / service detailed in step 3.
  6. Select the relevent VAT rate that applies to your goods, product or service in Kenya
  7. Click "Add to VAT Table"

Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator will add your product/service to the Kenya VAT Table. You can then add more product and/or services as required. Each time you add new information, the total amount will be updated so you can see the total costs of goods, products and services in Kenya inclusive and exclusive or VAT.

If you make a mistake or simply want to remove an entry from the Kenya Reverse VAT Table, click on the "Del" button adjacent the line entry that you wish to remove. When items are removed from the VAT table, the calculator will automatically update the associated figures and recalculate VAT, total cost of goods etc.

Please note that the Kenya Reverse VAT Calculator is designed to allow you to toggle between quick and Detailed calculations without losing any data that you add to the Detailed VAT Table. This is useful if you need to check the individual VAT amount on one unit (a single product or service) before adding it to the list of items in the VAT table.

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